Windows 10 Apps Will Run on HoloLens, Microsoft Working on Universal Software
Microsoft recently revealed their jump into the VR side of things with the amazing HoloLens. One of the main focuses of the software giant is developing universal apps. One code that will run across all devices, even the awaited HoloLens.
This means that Windows 10 app will run on Microsoft’s VR device.
At Microsoft annual developers conference, Microsoft shared with us 10 Windows 10 apps running on its VR device. Holograms can be projected across the walls and almost everywhere you look. The device makes using apps like Skype, 100 time more fun.
HoloLens isn’t completely a VR device like Oculus Rift, it’s something much more and something really unique. The device maps onto the real world; you can see a Skype Window opened on a wall in front of you or your coffee table.
Apart from video games and apps, HoloLens can be used for teaching med and architecture students. There are just a plethora of possibilities.
According to HoloLens designer Alex Kipman:
Everything you’ve seen here today is a universal app. With holograms you’ll have a new canvas. Your apps can come to life.
Microsoft is going into partnership with NASA, Unity, Legendary, Autodesk, Walt Disney Company, and lots more for HoloLens.
The beauty of the device is that there are no wires, no connection to a PC and no external camera is required. Although it may need Kinect to work with Xbox One.
HoloLens is surely looking like a massive competition to Sony’s Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift.